Tributes have poured in from Yorkshire Evening Post readers for Kate Granger
Hanna Raja: Really sad news. Such an inspirational, compassionate and brave lady supported by an equally brave husband. I remember when Dr Granger’s idea of the “Hello my name is” badge was rolled out to us at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. I thought it was such a fantastic idea that I applied for my badge there and then. I wear it on my lab coat with pride and will continue to do so as well as remembering to introduce myself to whoever I come across.
Penny Allen: Wonderful lady ! Fantastic work ‘ Hello my name is’ Kate and her husband were regular attendees at the Yorkshire Cancer Centre Ball each year. What a wonderful and strong couple... RIP Dr Kate Granger.
Dawn Foster: I’ve just had my two week induction training to be a HCA and her video was shown the other day. Rest in peace Kate.
Lisa Brooke: Kate had a short life but made a HUGE difference on this planet and for its people. She didn’t waste the time she had been given or wallow in self pity but rose up to her challenge with tremendous courage! Along with her best friend and husband, Chris, they have improved compassionate care for the rest of us. RIP Kate.
Mags Williamson: So sad. An inspirational woman who fought this horrific disease head on whilst campaigning for better treatment for others. Heartfelt wishes to her family.
Margaret Farr: So very sad, such an inspiration to others, fighting cancer and also the approach of doctors to patients.
Anthony Freestone: Thank you Dr Granger for touching all of our lives and leaving us with such an important message to deliver. You will be in our hearts forever and reminded to us by the amazing work you have done, and will continue to grow. Sleep tight.
Pat Marsden: Kate spoke at CRH Trust a year or so ago. She was a truly inspirational and dedicated doctor whose campaign should continue to be followed. Her books and blog are a must for all health care professionals (and others ) to read. My thoughts are with her husband and family.
Jasjeet Kaur: So sad and upset to hear she has gone. Her books and blog were an inspiration for me when I was going through my treatment. God Bless her.
Donna Callaghan: So sad and such a young age what an inspiration free from pain fly high with the angels Dr G. My deepest condolences to her husband family and friends. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
Lorraine Ritchie: Very sad news, Kate will be remembered so much for the inspirational work she achieved. Lots of love to her family at this very sad time.
Tammy Gotts: Heartbroken she was a true inspiration, touched millions of lives and made a positive difference. Her legacy shall continue #hellomynameis blessed to have worked with such a lovely lady and great to see you finally get your consultant post.
Gilly Goodrich: RIP Dr Kate, you were so brave and did so much for other patients. Your legacy lives on. My thoughts are with your family and friends right now .
Karen Taylor: Rest in peace Dr Kate. You earned so much respect in your life and profession and your legacy will go on and on! In everyone’s memory you will remain. God bless you and your family.
Becci Thourgood: Really sad to hear this. Thinking of her family. She did some brilliant things in her short life. What a woman. #hellomynameis
Mary Mcnulty: So sad to hear this sad news. The NHS has lost a true professional and her books were an inspiration to others. RIP Kate.
Sandra Sassa: What an amazing Angel. Rest in eternal peace Kate. You lost the battle but you never gave up the race. Comfort for all who mourn her.
Alison Kay: So sad but Dr Granger left a legacy for the cancer charities.
Sally Hurst: So so sorry. Our thoughts are with you and your family and friends at this difficult time.
Pat Holness: What can you say except what a wonderful person she must have been so brave and if only all people were half as good what a wonderful world this would be.
Amanda Gibson-Mills: Sad day for Dr Granger’s family. RIP you were an inspiration to all who work in the NHS and the wider world our thoughts are with your family and friends.
Angie Newington: Such a strong courageous lady who was such an inspiration to others. Thoughts are with your family.
Penny Robinson: RIP lovely lady. Thoughts with your family at this sad news.
Laura Drysdale: What sad news, such an inspirational woman whose legacy will live on in so many ways, thanks to her hard work to improve care for other patients. Every healthcare professional I have seen over the last couple of weeks has introduced themselves with #hellomynameis, such a simple concept but so reassuring to a worried hospital patient. Rest in peace Kate.
Dawn Martin: So sad, RIP Dr Kate. A lovely lady who continued to help others when she was so ill herself.
Kim Goddard: RIP Kate so sad what an amazing lady thoughts are with the family.
Kath Haley: Very sad, love to her family, she was a very strong lady. RIP.
Sharon Poole: So sad to hear this. She was an absolute inspiration for staff and patients. My thoughts are with your family. RIP Kate.
Sophie Burns: So sad. Sending love to her family, friends and colleagues.
Mellodie Louise Gilbert-Walsh: Such an inspirational woman, rest easy now up there. Thoughts with the family.
Zoe Berry: Sad news indeed. My thoughts are with her family and friends.
Sue Buxton: She was an inspiration and will be sadly missing my prayers are with the family. RIP Kate.
Margaret Riches:I didn’t know you but God bless amazing lady and my condolences to the family.
Stephanie Curry:Very sad news. She has left a legacy with her successful #hellomynameis campaign- something I tell all my students about who are the future of healthcare. RIP.
Pen Llewellyn: So sad, our thoughts are with Kate’s family- what a marvellous lady she was.
Susan Clark: RIP Kate you were an inspiration thinking of your family at this sad time.
Kath Rowley: Condolences to friends and family. As an oncologist I refer my students to her blog and books and encourage them to emulate her whatever branch of medicine they enter.